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rhm 04-24-11 07:40 AM

Let's see some C&V guitars!
 
I've noticed a lot of C&V bike people talk about their guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, &c even though these things are woefully off topic. Unless they're C&V, of course!

So let's see some C&V musical instruments! May I suggest, please, ONE PHOTO per post? Don't unload your whole collection on us at once!

I'll start with my 1935 (or so) Gretch archtop guitar. All original except for the tuning heads (I have the original Klusons, but one is broken)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/...04960700_b.jpg

RobE30 04-24-11 07:42 AM

I'll respond to this later.... Family commitments for now

auchencrow 04-24-11 07:57 AM

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...panishNeck.jpg

1928 National Model 1, Spanish neck, German Silver.

YoKev 04-24-11 08:09 AM

wow

Chicago Al 04-24-11 08:40 AM

You axed for it.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/...778870b8_z.jpg

1945-6 Gibson J-45, bought new by my dad after seeing Leadbelly perform at the Swarthmore Folk Festival. Son, vintage 1996, pictured in maybe 2004.

Bianchigirll 04-24-11 09:18 AM

beautiful gitars Gentlemen. I unfortunately can't carry a tune in a bucked as they say. I do love the beauty of a wood instrument though. something about the beauty of the wood asnd the care and craftsmanship that goes into it. you can't just pic beautiful wood, it has to be certain types and specialy aged.

1 Lugnut 04-24-11 09:22 AM

'63 ES-330...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../ES-330008.jpg

Mike from Iowa 04-24-11 10:13 AM

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Let's see if this works. Here is a picture that I sent Banjo Brothers last year with one of my banjos in their basket:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199170

The banjo is a composite: 1920's Gibson tube and plate hardware and solid archtop no-holes tonering, a home-made pot, and a Florentine Special inlay style neck. The bike is a 1972 Humber sports.

I have lots more vintage instruments...

-Mike

gitarzan 04-24-11 10:21 AM

Here is my 1963 (est) Harmony Stratotone Mars.
http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ances...r/dsc01689.jpg

Amesja 04-24-11 10:27 AM

I've got a couple of banjos...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_Y...XT_8/Banjo.jpg

AngelGendy 04-24-11 11:46 AM

MY 1997 Gibson J-45 w/ Willie and Merle's signature.
and my 1964 Epiphone Bard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...a/DSCF0593.jpg

brian3069 04-24-11 12:09 PM

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/s...icture1025.jpg

Gibson SG, made between 1970 and 1972

rhm 04-24-11 12:55 PM

You know, I'm starting to have second thoughts about this thread. I usually just look at the photos of bikes and think, "I want one of those!" but now I'm thinking I need more guitars, too.

Note to self: you don't need more guitars.

RavingManiac 04-24-11 01:23 PM

Gibsons give me wood.

AngelGendy 04-24-11 01:28 PM

Here's my custom Tele, never play electric so it just sits, about 10+ years now...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...DSCF1082-1.jpg

RavingManiac 04-24-11 03:12 PM

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/...eafed7f0_z.jpg
Guild d50 001 by Chock ful o' Nuts, on Flickr

Me with my Guild D50. Purchased new in 77 or 78.

auchencrow 04-24-11 03:36 PM

I am surprised a thread like this didn't pop before - It seems MANY C&V'ers have more than one C&V interest - Bikes, Audio, Guns, Guitars - Mandolin!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...-4Mandolin.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...4Mandolin3.jpg

1917 Gibson F4

Tom Stormcrowe 04-24-11 03:56 PM

1948 España Classical. It's from Hagstrom's Lutherie, in Finland. It's one of the Journeymen Luthiers graduation to master Luthier guitars.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Guitar006.jpg


Check out the interesting wood on the back

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Guitar014.jpg

and this is parquet inlay around the sound hole, and ivory, rather than stickers and plastic.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Guitar009.jpg

auchencrow 04-24-11 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa (Post 12548825)
Let's see if this works. Here is a picture that I sent Banjo Brothers last year with one of my banjos in their basket:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199170

The banjo is a composite: 1920's Gibson tube and plate hardware and solid archtop no-holes tonering, a home-made pot, and a Florentine Special inlay style neck. The bike is a 1972 Humber sports.

I have lots more vintage instruments...

-Mike

Show us a BIG picture of that banjar, Mike!

bigbossman 04-24-11 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 12549953)

you probably should have moved the cadaver before you took the picture. :)

David Newton 04-24-11 04:40 PM

A 1978 David Newton Guitar, and a 1995 son.

http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespac...0beach%202.jpg

Mike from Iowa 04-24-11 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Show us a BIG picture of that banjar, Mike!

I can't today because it is at my office at work, that was why I took the photo posted at Banjo Brothers.

However I think you might like this:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199215
Back to front: 1920's Vega Whyte Laydie, 1920's Vega Tubaphone (both with newer 5 string necks) and a 1912 Gibson A-1 mando, which while not in the same league as your F-4, is a sweet little player.

-Mike

auchencrow 04-24-11 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa (Post 12550173)
....

However I think you might like this:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199215
Back to front: 1920's Vega Whyte Laydie, 1920's Vega Tubaphone (both with newer 5 string necks) and a 1912 Gibson A-1 mando, which while not in the same league as your F-4, is a sweet little player.

-Mike

I'm not an expert in banjar Mike - but I know these are very coveted instruments indeed. What are you going to pull out next - a 30's flathead Mastertone?
(Ain't nuthin' wrong with that A-1 either, bro.)

BIGGER PICTURES next time, OK?

rootboy 04-24-11 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by brian3069 (Post 12549201)
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/s...icture1025.jpg

Gibson SG, made between 1970 and 1972

very nice!

RavingManiac 04-24-11 05:49 PM

I also have a Fender Stratocaster late 60's vintage that's on loan to a friend. When I got it used back around 1970 it had been spray painted white so I stripped it, stained it, put some kind of finish on it. Lots of runs so I sanded it again, at least partially. It's the same to this day. Looks exactly like Bonnie Raitts Strat.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/...72ce988810.jpg
BonnieRaitt2 by Chock ful o' Nuts, on Flickr


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